(0-29 final record)

Back in August, the NCAA passed a four-year freeze on any new teams moving to Division I.  Part of the reason was too many teams with no facilities or fanbase moving up. For instance, North Florida, N.C. Central, and Presbyterian are in their first year of D-I.  Their combined basketball record against Division I opponents?  6-74 right now.  And then there's NJIT.

The New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders also joined Division I this season.  Unlike the other schools, they didn't have the blessed sense to schedule any lower division teams.  And so, as a result, they will become the 6th team in Division I history (and only the third since 1945) to go winless.  In 12 home games, they averaged a paltry 596 fans.

The last one was Savannah State in 2004, another school who moved up to D-I for absolutely no reason.  One can only hope the NCAA will eventually boot these teams back down to D-II or over to the NAIA, where they belong.  At least then their players will have a chance to win some games at their own level.

Visit NJIT's basketball homepage.  If nothing else, it's professionally done.

Date Opponent Final Score Game Notes
Nov. 10 Manhattan College 70-28 NJIT kicks off their D-I career with a 16.7% shooting performance.
Nov. 13 at Univ. of Washington 88-47 The Huskies easily win in the first round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
Nov. 14 High Point College 76-53 High Point run to a 34-16 halftime lead in front of a shocking 7,000 fans.
Nov. 20 Univ. of Vermont 91-71 Another cold-shooting first half leaves the Highlanders down by 23.
Nov. 24 American University 73-50 American later shocked Maryland and actually got a Top 25 vote.
Nov. 26 at Lehigh University 67-58 NJIT cut a 14-point lead down to 5 with 1:25 left, but ran out of steam.
Nov. 28 at Rider University 84-58 Highlanders hang around for a while, until a 23-8 Rider run.
Dec. 1 at Univ. of Maine 86-58 Maine's RPI rating is an atrocious 315 (out of 341 Division I teams).
Dec. 3 at Lafayette College 81-56 The Leopards hold NJIT to 32% shooting, and lead by as much as 35.
Dec. 6 U.S. Military Academy 55-44 Army jumps out to a 14-0 lead and never looks back.
Dec. 8 at Fordham University 88-44 Fordham clears the bench, but still manages to double up the score.
Dec. 10 at Stony Brook University 62-53 The Seawolves were up by 18, and had a chance to blow NJIT away.
Dec. 13 Rutgers University 65-55 NJIT finally draws over 1,000 fans to a home game.
Dec. 30 at Univ. of Central Florida 82-50 The Golden Knights jumped on top 49-20, but didn't run up the score.
Dec. 31 at Texas-Pan American 76-61 The Broncs wins the UCF Holiday Classic Consolation game.
Jan. 2 at U.S. Naval Academy 84-55 NJIT's Nesho Milosevic has 25 on 9-11 shooting, and 10 rebounds.
Jan. 5 at Penn University 79-68 NJIT has now had to play ten of their last twelve games on their road. 
Jan. 12 Columbia University 64-52 The Highlanders draw an embarrassingly low 207 fans.
Jan. 15 Cornell University 64-33 Cornell holds the Highlanders to a scant nine points in the first half.
Jan. 19 at Chicago St. Univ. 79-62 CSU was basically kicked out of the Mid-Con Conference in 2006.
Jan. 26 Texas-Pan American 54-42 UTPA was definitely kicked out of the Sun Belt Conference in 1998.
Jan. 29 Loyola College (MD) 72-54 NJIT's bench outscores their starters (32 points to 22).
Feb. 2 Utah Valley State 81-69 In lieu of anything interesting, let's point out the hideous UVSC logo.
Feb. 4 Longwood University 78-68 A paltry 130 fans show up for their team's 24th loss.
Feb. 9 at Texas-Pan American 90-64 UTPA sweeps the season series 3-0.
Feb. 13 at La Salle University 87-65 The Explorers used this win to start a nice little winning streak
Feb. 16 Chicago St. University 86-76 An exciting 2nd half sees both teams scoring 50 points.
Feb. 18 at Longwood College 96-78 NJIT ties the Division I record for most losses in a season with 28.
Feb. 23 at Utah Valley St. 76-50 And breaks it against the mighty wolverines of Utah Valley State.

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